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UK Gov Down Plays Seriousness of Cattle TB

23 July 2008

UK - The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is disappointed with the Government’s response to its report: Badgers and cattle TB: the final report of the Independent Scientific Group on cattle TB, which was published on 27 February.

The Committee says the Government response to its report is tentative in many areas and appears to play down the serious nature of cattle TB, asserting that the problem is a regional one. However, the statistics for incidence of cattle TB in 2007 show that the number of herd breakdowns is still increasing.

The Chairman, Rt. Hon. Michael Jack MP, said: “The Committee unanimously felt that the response by the Secretary of State was less than satisfactory and that certain key deficiencies in it should be highlighted. We look forward to hearing from the Secretary of State again on this subject in the autumn”.

Further Reading

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